Fieldhouse Fun Run
Join us for an exciting Medtronic TC Kids Marathon culminating event designed just for kids at the University of Minnesota Fieldhouse!
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Race Schedule and Location
Join us for the TC Kids Fieldhouse Fun Run, held at the University of Minnesota Fieldhouse in Minneapolis. Races are held on the same 200 meter track in which the U of M athletes practice!
For the run, kids are grouped by age into a wave and invited to run laps around the track (8 laps are a mile). When one group is done, another age group starts. The schedule for the day is as follows. Each wave takes 10-15 minutes.
Harry and Shelly will kick off the Opening Ceremonies at 9:00 a.m. with a lap around the track so the kids can see how it's done
"Pre-Schooler and Parent Wave" for kids in kindergarten and younger. For this group only, parents register along with their preschooler to run alongside them on the track.
Relays! TCM staff will help organized interested kids into relay teams, made up of runners from multiple age groups.
Finisher's medal for every child and a special participant gift
Dasani water for all runners
Validated (free) parking at the U for pre-registered families in the 4th Street Ramp
Pre-race warm-ups led by Team USA Minnesota athletes and autograph and photo opportunities with the athletes.
All races held in climate-controlled U of M Fieldhouse
Flexible distance options (your child can finish and get their medal whenever they are done running or when their wave finishes).
Bleachers for spectators
Turnkey Events and Promotions: Twin Cities Road Crew will be on site with entertainment, games, and activities all morning!
Designated Family and School Meeting Areas at the end of the Field House
This event is organized by Twin Cities In Motion, the region’s premier running event organization.
TCM contributes a portion of every race dollar to local youth and professional athletes and helps raise more than $800,000 annually with its charity partners.
Packet Pick Up
Parents and kids can check in and pick up their race numbers just inside the fieldhouse starting at 8:00 a.m. In person registration will also be available at the check-in table.
Snacks and Beverages
All runners receive a bottle of Dasani water upon finishing their race. Additional beverages and snacks are available for purchase in the lobby of the Fieldhouse.
TCM is proud to offer the Medtronic TC Kids Marathon, a FREE unique online training program that is designed to get families and classrooms exercising. 12-, 8-, and 4-week training programs offered. Register for one and become eligible for great incentives!
Harry & Shelly
Cheer for TCM mascots Harry and Shelly as they kick off the morning with their own race! Last year Harry was distracted with high-fiving spectators and lost by a... hare. Harry and Shelly will be cheering on runners, handing out medals and posing for pictures!
Team USA Minnesota
Professional athletes from Team USA Minnesota want to join in on the fun! They lead the kids through warm-ups, cheer on runners, and inspire great runs through their interactions on the track.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How do I find out when my child’s heat will be run?
On the website is a tentative schedule. When you check in at the entry of the building you will find an updated estimated schedule of events for the day. We will do our best to stay on time pending the depth of the age groups. Age group heats will also be announced as to what heat is running and what heat is coming up next.
2. My child’s heat is coming up soon – what should I do?
You should make your way to the transition area (yellow balloons) 10 minutes prior to your child’s race. You will find a banner where the start of all of the heats will take place – behind the start area there is an area with each of the age groups marked appropriately.
3. What if my child misses their heat?
Today’s event is about your child experiencing their first track event. All of the children will be winners today. Should your child miss their heat you can make your way to the start area and place them with another age-group. Please consider your child’s age and fitness capability should you move them into another heat. Safety and health is our number one concern.
4. Is there an awards ceremony?
Every child is a winner today at this event. At the end of each heat your child will receive their participation gift and goodies. Should your child miss their gifts at the end of their heat simply come back to the finish line and ask a volunteer for some help.
5. How many laps for a ½ mile and 1 mile?
4 laps equal ½ mile and 8 laps equal 1 mile
6. Does my child need to keep track of their laps?
Yes, your child needs to keep track of their laps by counting as they go. We will have members of Team Minnesota running with your children so they will help as well.
7. Where are the restrooms?
You will find restrooms and portable biffies at the entry of the building and one in the field house.
8. How does my child get involved in a relay?
A relay is a great way for your child to learn about team work. The relay races are run at the end of all other grade level heats. Your child can either find 4 friends to form a relay team OR make your way to the start area and we will do our best to team up the children by age group.
9. Where should I find my child after the race?
In the School/Family meeting area. This is located just beyond the finish line and finish chute, near Turnkey Events.
10. Can parents run with their child?
Only in the Pre-School wave. All other races are children only.
11. What is the next Twin Cities In Motion event in which my family could participate?